Taxon  Report   8000    
Tonella tenella  (Benth.) A. Heller
Lesser baby innocence,  Small flowered tonella
Tonella tenella
© 2004 Norman Jensen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Tonella tenella
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Tonella tenella
© 2010 Ron Wolf
Tonella tenella, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Tonella tenella
© 2004 Sheli Wingo
Genus: Tonella
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Tonella tenella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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